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Walt Disney World Resort teases holiday events for Christmas 2019

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Walt Disney World Resort has unveiled an early look at the holiday events taking place at all four theme parks and Disney Springs for Christmas 2019.

For the first time, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce new festive entertainment and holiday decor in every land, while Magic Kingdom Park will debut a new fireworks show.

Disney has also teased holiday events and attractions at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Read on to find out more.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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For the first time in its history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce new festive entertainment and holiday decor in every land.

Starting on November 8, Discovery Island will put on a celebration of winter, with animal puppets during the day and rooftop luminaries in animal shapes at night.

As the sun sets, the Tree of Life will feature a series of wintry tales, backed by a holiday musical score.

Magic Kingdom Park

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The sky above Magic Kingdom Park will sparkle during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with a new fireworks show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.

The new show, featuring various Christmas songs, will be on during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights from November 8 to December 22.

Each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.

During ‘A Frozen Holiday Wish’ stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform the Cinderella Castle with ice.


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The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, featuring the popular Candlelight Processional, runs November 29 to December 30.

Also at Epcot, guests will be immersed in a vast world of holiday decorations and entertainment, themed merchandise, festive cuisine and costumed storytellers from the 11 World Showcase nations.

Special Holiday Kitchens will serve holiday food, while pavilions will celebrate each country’s holiday heritage, with Santa and Mrs Claus greeting guests at The American Adventure pavilion.

Guests can also participate in Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt, searching World Showcase locations for the chipmunks and their ornaments. Completed maps are returned for a special festive surprise.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also rolling out special holiday shows, as well as enchanting ‘snowfalls’ and decor.

The Sunset Seasons Greetings show features projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel, laser effects and ‘snow’, along with stories and songs.

The nighttime spectacular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will treat visitors to festive music, fireworks, special effects and state-of-the-art projections at the Chinese Theatre.

Olaf will be deliver a special holiday finale in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along.

Disney Springs

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This year’s live entertainment at Disney Springs, running from November 8 to January 5, will include toy soldier stilt walkers, carollers and living statues in holiday dress.

The Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs will include custom-decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a Disney theme.

Santa will welcome guests at Santa’s Chalet until December 24, while Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt invites guests to discover where the Experiment 626 is hiding.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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